Trey Gowdy Isn’t Done: Tears Into Loretta Lynch For Protecting Hillary Clinton
Last week, Trey Gowdy sunk his teeth into FBI Director James Comey, now it’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
GOWDY: It was a total waste of time and a total disservice to my fellow citizens. Prosecutors have a lot of power in our justice system, Bill, a lot of power. And it’s not asking too much to ask prosecutors to explain their charging decisions or their decision not to charge. She could have answered every one of those questions, she just chose not to. You take the facts – as Director Comey gave them to us and as he found – you apply the law which is public and everybody knows what it is. But the facts are embarrassing for her presidential candidate so discussing the facts necessarily leads to more questions like, “Well if you had all those good facts, why didn’t you indict?” She doesn’t do well in that conversation.
BILL HEMMER: So your suggestion and that answer is that she’s protecting Hillary Clinton. True?
GOWDY: That is the only reasonable interpretation of what we witnessed yesterday.
Gowdy said it proves that the Clintons can operate above the law.
GOWDY: What it gives me is a reason to understand those people who think we have a two-tier justice system because poor folk do not get to sit on the plane, or the spouses of poor folks do not get to sit on the plane with the attorney general for 30 minutes. But if you’re powerful and have a position of influence and you have the right last name then you can do things the rest of the world can’t do and that’s why people don’t have confidence in the justice system.
Jason Chaffetz shared the worrisome view that Lady Justice isn’t blind with the Cintons.
CHAFFETZ: They are treating her different and I worry that there are two tracks of justice. That Lady Justice takes off the blindfold if the name is Clinton. And that I think is at the root of why America is so concerned about this. There are two different standards. Because if you’re the average Joe, doing your job, sharing classified information, you’re probably going to be in handcuffs and you’re probably going to jail.